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One Page? Yes, One Page. Mostly.

“I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts on making a resume with more than one page. I have seen conflicting opinions about this.” The less you give people to read, the more control you have over what they pay attention to. This advice applies to resumes, but also cover letters, writing samples, […]

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Careers for Humanities Majors: Sales (Account Services, Relationship Management, Solutions Architect)

Things that many humanities majors are good at: building relationships listening and hearing what isn’t said as well as what is recognizing the many dimension of a problem distilling complex information to a few key points coming up with creative solutions. Skills that are needed in the business world: everything that helps connect customers (which […]

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Meet Knox Wong, Entrepreneur (EALC ’19)

by Debayudh Chatterjee This is the first of three profiles of alumni who majored in foreign languages at Illinois. Meet Knox Wong, recent humanities alumna and entrepreneur.  Knox came to the University of Illinois with the goal of being financially autonomous as soon as possible, yet she also had an artistic side and knack for […]

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Is It Time to Apply for an Internship?

 Why Should I Apply for an Internship? Learn more at our upcoming workshop: Internships: How, When, and Why. Tuesday, October 20, 5;30pm. Register on Handshake for Zoom link. It’s important to gain experience outside the classroom while you’re in college so you can explore potential career paths learn more about your strengths acquire skills show […]

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Careers for Humanities Majors: Technical Writing

“Technical writing” is writing that sets forth instructions, explains a process, or communicates important information. “Technical writing” is writing that sets forth instructions, explains a process, or communicates important information. It is different from writing that argues, persuades, or advocates. If you have enjoyed explaining to your grandparents how Spotify works, or writing down an […]

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